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Title:
THE ORGANIZATIONAL FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO THE GENDER GAP IN QATAR WORKFORCE

Authors:
Noora Ahmed Lari

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Noora Ahmed Lari
Social and Economic Survey Research Institute, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar

MLA 8
Lari, Noora Ahmed. "THE ORGANIZATIONAL FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO THE GENDER GAP IN QATAR WORKFORCE." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 2, Feb. 2019, pp. 1274-1287, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=94. Accessed Feb. 2019.
APA
Lari, Noora Ahmed. "THE ORGANIZATIONAL FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO THE GENDER GAP IN QATAR WORKFORCE." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 2, Feb. 2019, pp. 1274-1287, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=94. Accessed Feb. 2019.
Chicago
Lari, Noora Ahmed. "THE ORGANIZATIONAL FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO THE GENDER GAP IN QATAR WORKFORCE." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 2 (February 2019), 1274-1287. Accessed February, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=94.

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Abstract:
The access to equal opportunities for women in the labor market is still a significant challenge in both developing and developed nations. This paper sought to identify the organizational factors that contribute to gender gap within the Qatar workforce. The paper employed a systematic review and sourced data from past studies that meet the objectives of the study. The findings of the study indicate that gender gaps can be attributed to discriminatory HR policies utilized by Qatari companies that affect the delegation of duties, termination of employment, training opportunities, promotion and hiring of women. Also, the contradiction of putting cultural, religious and stereotypical restrictions on the female population at the same time wanting them to succeed economically is apparent throughout Qatar. The Qatari government and businesses should embrace equality to enable the progress made in education be transferred into the labour market.